As you said, Buster, "It is curious how some will omit statistics that do
not support their pre-conceived ideas. " I noticed that you failed to
mention that the U.S. ranks 29th in infant mortality rates -- a major factor
in ranking a countries health. Also note that a countries health ranking
takes in all health conditions not just mortality rates. Just because a lot
of people are alive doesn't mean they are in good health.
The last time the WHO ranked the worlds health systems, we were at a solid
37th. Statistically speaking, of course. ;-))
Funny you didn't mention that.
From: "Robert Evans" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 26, 2009 2:21 AM
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Subject: Re: [Spridgets] California Ammunition Restrictions
> Rod S. wrote: "How many times do you hear of a tragic accidental death?"
> Jim Johnson wrote: "Any accidental death is tragic, but the numbers
> do not bear out your pre-conceived desires."
> It is curious how some will omit statistics that do not support their
> pre-conceived ideas. In few political areas does the connection between
> current health care debate, together with the arguments over gun
> show how vividly some will use "statistics" to falsely base their
> Proponents of "change" in health care often cite the fact that the U.N.
> the World Health Organization assert that the money spent on health care,
> the U.S. ranks way down the list when it comes to life expectancy.
> what they fail to reveal is that this is the *overall* life expectancy
> resulting from ALL types of death, both natural and unnatural (e.g.
> homicide, suicide and motor vehicle accidents.) When comparing *only*
> natural deaths, the United States leads the world in life expectancy at
> years (Norway is second with 76.3 years), thus supporting a higher quality
> of health care for Americans.
> The "unnatural life expectancy" data is skewed by homicides in America,
> most rampant being murder among black males and females. The National
> Center for Health Statistics has found that homicides account for 6.1
> per 100,000 among white males, but an astounding 42.1 deaths per 100,000
> among black males. For white females, it was only 2.2 compared to 8.6 for
> black females.
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